Tuesday, February 15th 2011

AMD Releases Catalyst 11.2 WHQL Software Suite

AMD today released version 11.2 of its Catalyst software suite. AMD's latest release has come a little early for this time of the month. With this release, AMD focused on improving features, and introducing new ones. To begin with, tessellation controls that were first introduced with Catalyst 11.1a Hotfix, has been finalized, including a fully-functional "AMD Optimized" setting, which sets the best tessellation level while maintaining optimal frame-rates. The setting is per-application, and relies on AMD profiling applications. Next, Catalyst AI Texture Filtering received updates including a new method to improve image quality with minimal performance impact. Last of the big three feature updates is the official extension of the morphological anti-aliasing (MLAA) to AMD Radeon HD 5000 series GPUs. Call of Duty: Black Ops, and Batman Arkham Asylum got some GPU-specific performance improvements.

DOWNLOAD:AMD Catalyst 11.2 for Windows 7/Vista 64-bit, Windows 7/Vista 32-bit, Windows XP 32-bit, Windows XP 64-bit
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144 Comments on AMD Releases Catalyst 11.2 WHQL Software Suite

#1
Enmity
ive got to wait till after work to dl these, which suits me actually. i want to read the feedback first :) hopefully no more second gpu stuck on 99% usage!
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#4
Steevo
Install worked right over the top of 11.1 drivers for me, morphological and surface format were enabled and more adjustment on LOD with default at high quality.
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#5
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Steevo said:
more adjustment on LOD with default at high quality.
Care to reword that statement because what I see interests me I just have no idea what you are saying has changed exactly.
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#6
lnd2288
just finish doing a clean installation so far so good. lets see how good it holds up
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#7
Per Hansson
In one of the more recent releases of the ATI CCC the interface was upgrade right?
Did this upgrade bring forth the support of application profiles, which allow you to set different options for different applications depending on your needs?
See this link for nVidia example...
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#8
rpsgc
Oh look, they still haven't fixed the "idle clockspeed with dual monitors bug" when overclocking. What a surprise! :rolleyes:
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#9
pantherx12
If a 6000 user downloads these can you let me know if their worth the bother?

Currently using the leaked beta drivers still.
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#10
Steevo
Wrigleyvillain said:
Care to reword that statement because what I see interests me I just have no idea what you are saying has changed exactly.
The new Catalyst Control Center features
Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates
The Quality setting has now been improved to match the High Quality setting in all respects but one; it enables an optimization that limits tri-linear anisotropic filtering to areas surrounding texture mipmap level transitions, while doing bilinear anisotropic filtering elsewhere. This optimization offers a way to improve filtering performance without visibly affecting image quality
The Performance setting has been updated to address the sharpness of the default Quality setting causing shimmering in certain cases. It now provides a smoother filtering option that eliminates most shimmering while preserving the improved detail provided by anisotropic filtering.




Default is now High Quality mode with minimal driver adjustment.
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#11
Steevo
Per Hansson said:
In one of the more recent releases of the ATI CCC the interface was upgrade right?
Did this upgrade bring forth the support of application profiles, which allow you to set different options for different applications depending on your needs?
See this link for nVidia example...
They have had the ability to use certain shortcuts or hot keys for a long time, but they have made it easier now.


I don't use them, if I need to change all the settings for one game, that game is crap, or I need a new card.

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#12
jmcslob
I'll give this a shot just as soon as my wife gets done playing her stupid shockwave games
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#13
dir_d
rpsgc said:
Oh look, they still haven't fixed the "idle clockspeed with dual monitors bug" when overclocking. What a surprise! :rolleyes:
Use Afterburner set 2d clocks to stock and set 3d to whatever you want...Problem solved.
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#14
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Interesting, will be trying these out, downloading now.
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#15
rpsgc
dir_d said:
Use Afterburner set 2d clocks to stock and set 3d to whatever you want...Problem solved.
The point is, it should have been fixed by now.
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#17
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Um I hope these don't fuck up my system when I go to install them . Any one have any useful tips on installing these ? I am using 10.10e drivers now and well the 11.1a fucked me up bad and I just do not want that to happen again .
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#18
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Steevo said:
The new Catalyst Control Center features
Catalyst AI Texture Filtering updates
The Quality setting has now been improved to match the High Quality setting in all respects but one; it enables an optimization that limits tri-linear anisotropic filtering to areas surrounding texture mipmap level transitions, while doing bilinear anisotropic filtering elsewhere. This optimization offers a way to improve filtering performance without visibly affecting image quality
The Performance setting has been updated to address the sharpness of the default Quality setting causing shimmering in certain cases. It now provides a smoother filtering option that eliminates most shimmering while preserving the improved detail provided by anisotropic filtering.

Default is now High Quality mode with minimal driver adjustment.
Yes though I didn't think this was brand new to 11.2...

And Trickson unless you play Black Ops just don't bother (though, really, you shouldn't have any issues just installing like any other driver).
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#19
dir_d
rpsgc said:
The point is, it should have been fixed by now.
It is what it is, theres a simple fix, so i use it.
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#20
trickson
OH, I have such a headache
Wrigleyvillain said:

Trickson unless you play Black Ops just don't bother (though, really, you shouldn't have any issues just installing like any other driver).
Well I do not play black ops but I really would like to install these to see if I can get some thing out of the games I do play . And just to clear things up how should I install these , pretend I am a noob at this . Thank You . :respect:
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#21
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
I would uninstall first using the Catalyst Installer in the AMD folder on your C: drive (make sure you choose uninstall once it's open and Express is fine) then reboot and install 11.2. I am tempted to tell you to go through a cleaning first but thats a hassle and really shouldn't be necessary anyway. In fact, just installing over the top can and should work fine too but lets play it safe with you. If you have issues a cleaning is in order.
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#22
xsever
Someone else already asked and I would like to know too.

Do presets now pretty much function like profiles and let you choose different settings for different applications?

Example: NFS Shift crashes if I set AA from inside the game. I made a profile for it where I set AA inside CCC and it works like a charm.
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#23
buggalugs
This is the best driver since 10.10e.
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#24
w00tie
Running 2 'unlocked' shaders only 6950 in crossfire and playing bfbc2 without problems.

After upgrading to 11.2, crossfire was disabled and 2nd adapter showed "disabled" in ccc. No way to enable crossfire.

De-installed 11.2, driver sweeper on it, re-installed 11.1 hotfix and everything back to normal.
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#25
Wrigleyvillain
PTFO or GTFO
Note the "installing over the top" deal is essentially the same thing as I told Trickson to do as it first uninstalls the present driver using the Catalyst Installer, or at least any components that have changed/been updated in new driver. Though I still consider uninstalling first-however you do so-and then rebooting before new driver install to be the 'safest' route.
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